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South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival at Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe

The eighth annual South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival arrives at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, October 27 - 29, for an autumn Masquerade weekend filled with mystery, fine dining, fantasy, and delicious spirits!

South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival

Events for this year’s Food and Wine Festival include lots of dining and tasting experiences, plus a rare performance by trumpeter extraordinaire Chris Botti. Of course, food and wine are the biggest stars and a spectacular “Grand Market Expo” – featuring sumptuous dishes from Harrah’s, Harveys and other Caesars Entertainment properties’ best restaurants, plus top-shelf spirits and the finest wines of Napa Valley and beyond – highlights the weekend.

Activities begin Friday evening, Oct. 27, with a Whiskey Tasting at Cliché Lounge on the 16th floor of Harrah’s hotel. Enjoy tasting a variety of whiskeys from around the world, which are “Crafted,” using different processes to create amazing varieties of whiskey.

Later that night, a Food & Wine Kick-Off Party takes place at PEEK Nightclub at Harrah’s featuring drink specials and great music. Admission is free for ladies and only ten bucks for gentlemen.

The South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival kicks into high gear on Saturday, Oct. 28 with the “Grand Market Expo,” located in the recently remodeled Special Events Center at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. Stroll through the Grand Market and enjoy ongoing, interactive entertainment and the multifarious tastes of Harrah’s best restaurants from around the country, plus local favorites, top-shelf spirits, craft brews and the best wineries in Napa Valley and beyond.

The Grand Market Expo, open from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, promises to be a fun-filled afternoon of high spirits and culinary delights.

Additional events on Saturday evening include a special performance by acclaimed trumpeter Chris Botti in the Harrah’s legendary South Shore Room. Over the past three decades, the Grammy Award-winning trumpeter has recorded and performed with many superstars of the entertainment world, including Sting, Barbara Streisand, Tony Bennett and more. Don't miss this chance to see one of the most important, innovative figures in contemporary music.

If that’s not enough, enjoy a wild Halloween party at the Peek A Boo Masquerade Ball at PEEK Nightclub. Some of the best regional DJ’s will be spinnin’ and the spirits of the season will be flowin’ from 10:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
On Sunday, a “Farewell Champagne Brunch” takes place at Harrah’s award-winning, 18th floor Forest Buffet, featuring great food and panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe. Enjoy crepes and omelets made to order, traditional breakfast delights, specialty salads, fresh fruits and our extraordinary French Pastry Bar, and so much more!

South Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Festival Schedule

Whiskey Tasting
Friday, October 27 10pm - 11pm
Cliché Lounge
A tasting of whiskeys of the world.
$45* per person
Tickets available at the Harrah’s Box Office.
Must be 21 or older to attend this event.

Peek Kick Off Party
Friday, October 27 10:30pm – 4:30am
Harrah’s Peek Nightclub
Let’s start this festival with some sizzle! Watch PEEK Nightclub as it heats up with great music provided by DJ Chris English and DJ Josbeatz. Try one of our specialty cocktails that will surely get you moving. VIP bottle service is available.
Admission**: Ladies Free and Gentlemen $10*
Tickets available at PEEK Nightclub.
Must be 21 or older to attend this event.

Grand Market Expo
Saturday, October 28 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Harrah’s Special Events Center
South Lake Tahoe’s signature event at the Food and Wine Festival. The Grand Market Expo offers a tasting village that will excite, inspire and amaze you. Enjoy a wide selection of foods, wines, craft brews, and liquors from culinary masters. This is a true flavor adventure during a journey throughout the Convention Center.
$90* per person
$110* VIP Experience - Includes early 12 pm admission and a special commemorative gift.
Tickets available at the Harrah’s Box Office.
Must be 21 or older to attend this event.

Chris Botti
Saturday, October 28 7:30pm – 9:15pm
Harrah’s South Shore Room
Over the past three decades, the Grammy Award-winning trumpeter has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbara Streisand, Tony Bennett and more. Don't miss this chance to see one of the most important, innovate figures in the contemporary music world.
$54* per person
Tickets available at the Harrah’s Box Office or Ticketmaster.com

Peek a Boo Masquerade Ball
Saturday, October 28 10:30pm – 4:30am
Harrah’s Peek Nightclub
Variety is the spice of nightlife; so after the sun sets and the stars come out to play, linger at PEEK and enjoy signature cocktails. Music provided by DJ KOKO & Bayati and DJ SN1. VIP bottle service is available.
Tickets available at PEEK Nightclub.
Admission**: Ladies $10 Gentlemen $20
Must be 21 or older to attend this event.

Football Tailgate and Viewing Party
Sunday, October 29 9am - 3pm
Harveys Video Stadium
Must be 21 or older to attend this event.

Farewell Champagne Brunch
Sunday, October 29 11 am – 2 pm
Harrah’s Forest Buffet
Brunch will take place in the Forest Buffet featuring the beautiful views of the Sierra Nevadas and Lake Tahoe. Enjoy crepes and omelets made to order, traditional breakfast delights, specialty salads, fresh fruits and our extraordinary French Pastry Bar.
Adults $31.99* Children $24.99*
Tickets available at the Forest Buffet.

*Plus tax & fees. **Admission subject to change. Entertainment schedule changes, including performance cancellations, may occur without prior notice Management reserves the right to change or discontinue without notice.

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